Kilmartin House Museum

Kilmartin House Museum
Kilmartin
Argyll
PA31 8RQ
Scotland

Website

Our website

www.kilmartin.org

E-mail

General information

museum@kilmartin.org

Education department

education@kilmartin.org

Telephone

01546 510278

Fax

01546 510330

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
Kilmartin Museum
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There are more than 350 ancient monuments within a six-mile radius of the village of Kilmartin, Argyll: 150 of them are prehistoric. This extraordinary concentration and diversity of monuments distinguishes the Kilmartin Glen as an area of outstanding archaeological importance. It is one of Scotland’s richest prehistoric landscapes. Kilmartin House Museum is an award winning world-class centre for archaeology and landscape interpretation established to protect, investigate and interpret this internationally important archaeological landscape and the artefacts that have been found here. At this unique and vibrant centre you can also see ‘The Valley of Ghosts’ audio-visual – a time travelling experience with breath taking imagery and haunting music. There is an on site shop and an award winning cafe.

Venue Type:

Museum, Library, Heritage site, Prehistoric site, Archaeological site

Opening hours

March-October Daily 10.00-17.30
November-December Daily 11.00-16.00

Closed: January-February

Admission charges

Adults: £5.00
Children: £2.00
Families: £12.00/£8.00
Concessions: £4.00
Friends: Free

Discounts

  • Historic Scotland

Additional info

Occasionally meetings are held in the library so it is better to check the library is available before travelling. Guided tours of the monuments are available but need to be pre-booked. Coach parties and groups are welcome but please book in advance.

Collection details

Archaeology

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Guided Glen Walks

  • 3 September 2014 1:30-4pm
  • 10 September 2014 1:30-4pm
  • 17 September 2014 1:30-4pm
  • 24 September 2014 1:30-4pm

Maximum 20 people. Sign in at reception on day of walk anytime before 1.30pm. The walk starts from the museum and takes 2 to 2 and a half hours.

The route is flat but some of the walk is across fields with uneven surfaces. The walk visits the key historic sites in the glen, including Temple Wood, North & South and Glebe cairns and the Nether Largie Standing Stones.

The walk is led by two of our knowledgeable volunteer walk guides who will be able to tell you about the history of the glen while you enjoy a walk in the stunning landscape.

Grade: easy.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17
  • 14-15

Admission

Sign in on the day at the museum reception.

Website

http://www.kilmartin.org/events.html

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Scottish Crofting Federation: Woodland Management

  • 30 August 2014 9am-5pm *on now

A practical course in woodland management led by the Scottish Crofting Federation.

Please contact education@kilmartin.org or telephone Julia on 01546 510278 for more information.

Taking place at Old Potalloch.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Cost: £40.00 (£36.00 if SCF member).

Website

http://www.kilmartin.org/events.html

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